Composing an E-mail

Whether you're composing an e-mail to save in your database or to send out, follow the steps below to create your e-mail message.


There are 3 parts to creating an e-mail in CampSite:

  1. Applying e-mail settings
  2. Composing a message
  3. Specifying the recipients*

*When composing a Saved E-mail in your Admin settings, part 3 (i.e. sending functions) will not appear.

Applying E-mail Settings

  1. Load a previously saved e-mail message. If you'd like to compose a new e-mail from scratch, do not select a saved e-mail from this menu.
  2. Type of E-mail: Choose whether this is a Marketing or Informational message. Learn more about these two e-mail types here.
    E-mail template: Apply a saved e-mail template.
    E-mail signature: Apply a saved e-mail signature.
  3. From: Specify the sender name that'll be displayed to your recipient.
    (email address): Specify which e-mail address should receive all replies parents send in response to this message.
    Subject: Edit the subject line for this e-mail.
  4. Attach a statement? Attach a PDF copy of the family's account statement. Note: This option only displays on family-level e-mails.
    Attach document: Generate one of your saved CampSite Documents for each recipient and attach it as a PDF.
    Attachment: Upload a file from your computer and attach it to your message.

Composing a Message

  1. Add merge fields to the body of the email. The email message will incorporate data from the recipient's CampSite profile page into the merge field. Note: Merge fields vary between camper and family-level e-mails.
  2. Report toolbar: Format your e-mail message by adding content or changing the look of your text. Hover over each button to learn what that function is.
  3. The text editor, where you'll type your e-mail message.
  4. Save e-mail: Save your current e-mail settings and message as a saved e-mail in your database (if you'd like to send this same message again).
    Copy this e-mail: If you loaded a previously saved e-mail but then changed it here, save this new version as a different saved e-mail.
    Preview this e-mail: Preview what this e-mail will look like to your recipient.
    Send test e-mail: Enter your own e-mail address and click "Send test e-mail" to send this message to yourself (for visualizing how this e-mail will look to your recipients).  Sending yourself a test e-mail is always a good idea before sending a mass e-mail to parents.

Specifying the Recipients

  1. BCC: Admins: Select other admin users in your database to BCC to this message.
    Additional BCCs: Type additional e-mail addresses to BCC to this message (separated by commas).
  2. Recipients: Select all P1/P2/D1/D2 parents to designate as recipients.
  3. Reset Parent Dashboard passwords in mass.
  4. Manage your recipients by manually selecting/de-selecting each individual recipient, or, select all/none. Only recipients selected here will be sent your e-mail.
  5. Click "Send e-mail" to deliver your message above to the recipients you've specified in this section.

To learn about viewing statistics for mass e-mails you send, read our E-mail Statistics article.

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